In my home, we are definitely very pet-friendly. With an adorable Yorkie named Trouble, and 6 kitties, all of whom were rescues, you could certainly say we have a full house. Of course we don't complain, since this just means more love to go around.
Plus, my kids positively thrive with 4-legged companions to help care for. My 5 year old, Xander, even wants to be a "Pet Doctor" when he grows up. That, or a superhero. It really depends on the day. Maybe he could be a pet-saving hero that battles all of the high-kill shelters worldwide?
Anyway, my kiddos love helping to care for our pets. They enjoy giving belly rubs, refilling the water bowls, and even helping choose the best foods and snacks for our canine and feline family. And yes, since they're family, we always want to offer them the best that life has to offer.
That's why we were so excited to try Blue Buffalo™ foods and treats, available at our local PetSmart store. Blue Buffalo™ offers cats and dogs nutrient rich, grain-free foods and treats that help them thrive.
My kids LOVE heading to PetSmart, by the way. Not only do they help choose treats to pamper our pets with, they also get to say hello to all kinds of animals like birds, fish, small mammals, reptiles, and of course, the cats and dogs that are present at local adoption events.
Since we're homeschooling, we try and make everything a learning experience. When we arrived at the store, we allowed the kids to lead us, letting them practice their reading skills and locate Blue Buffalo products on the shelves.
In almost no time flat, Sophie was able to find the Blue Wilderness Lynx Lair, a very special area that caters to the primal cravings of cats. They also offer a great Wilderness line for dogs!
We ended up choosing a fairly wide variety of products for our pets. We grabbed a couple bags of hard kibble, including the BLUE Wilderness Natural Evolution Salmon Recipe for Cats and the BLUE Life Protection Formula for Small Breed, Adult Dogs.
We also decided to try an assortment of wet foods for both cats and dogs, as well as some rather interesting looking treats.
How about BLUE Wilderness Bayou Biscuits, which include Alligator and Catfish? Thankfully, Trouble has a taste for the exotic, and loved this flavor! She loves the taste, and I love the fact that these treats are grain and gluten-free, which make them a wonderful source of protein and easy for my pets to digest.
We let Xander decide, since he's so passionate about animals, and wants nothing more than to make our pets as happy as possible.
He chose to give Trouble some of the seasonal, Holiday inspired Santa Stew first. This Stew looked...Well...Like actual Stew. There was a lot of meat, as well as some veggies like beans. Yep. My pup was eating like a Queen....
Until the cats decided to check things out.
Trouble got ganged up on by 3 cats, and ran away before finishing her meal. Much to our surprise and amusement, the kitties even LOVED the Santa Stew, and didn't seem to care that this was dog food.
Rather than letting them steal Trouble's special meal, we grabbed another dish and filled it for the cats to sample. We chose the BLUE Wilderness High Protein, Grain Free Salmon Recipe wet food.
What cat can resist Salmon, after all?
Needless to say, this was an instant hit with my favorite felines, so I had to open up another can to make sure there was enough to go around.
Since we love them like family, we feed them like family with BLUE Buffalo.
It doesn't get much better than that, folks!
Visit PetSmart to check out the extensive line of Blue Buffalo products for your cats and dogs. Not sure which product is right for you? Every weekend BLUE sends their Pet Detectives to your local store to help you make the best decision for your family.
Be sure to pick up BLUE Buffalo's Limited Edition Santa Stew Dog Food and Santa Snacks while you're at PetSmart! They're only available during the Holiday season, and are sure to please your pup.
You can check out the awesomeness that BLUE Buffalo has to offer on their website.
Also, be sure to visit PetSmart to check out all of the great BLUE Buffalo varieties they carry.
You can also connect with PetSmart on Facebook, on twitter, and on Instagram to stay on top of their latest news, products, and promotions.
COMING SOON HERE ON THE BLOG : Look for some fun tips on how to include your pets in Holiday celebrations, including these fun, seasonal treats from BLUE Buffalo!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of BLUE. The opinions and text are all mine.
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I'm Brandy, a happily married, proud mama of two munchkins and a teen. You can read more about me HERE. If you're interested in building a working relationship, please feel free to e-mail me at: NewlyCrunchyMamaOf3@gmail.com
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